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Thrift Store Desk Makeover With D. Lawless Hardware

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See how easy it is to update a thrift store desk with paint and new hardware.

Welcome to August’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest™! This month our sponsor is D. Lawless Hardware.

This is my first time working with them and I was thrilled when I saw they were the sponsor.

 This family-owned company is known for their huge selection of knobs, pulls, and embellishments, as well as great prices and customer service.  

This post is sponsored by D. Lawless Hardware.  Although this post is sponsored all opinions are my own. I only promote product I believe in! 

It was so fun to browse their website and find the perfect hardware for my project.

Check out this great photo showcasing just a few samples:


The theme for this month is “Class it Up”!  I picked up a thrift store desk at my favorite store for $12.  

This is the piece I am working with:



Great size and in good condition, but very bland. Just look at all those knobs screaming to be updated!

Right away I knew crystal knobs would be perfect for the “Class it Up” theme.  

As always, I first gave this thrift store desk a good cleaning and then lightly sanded it.

It then received two coats of  DecoArt Americana Chalk Paint in Everlasting. 

The gorgeous finish was achieved with my new favorite Daddy Van’s Beeswax.  

Of course,  the star of the show are the gorgeous pink acrylic knobs from D. Lawless Hardware.

They really look like glass and with the satin nickel base they are just perfect for this thrift store desk!

Here is the finished piece:


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My favorite thing to do on drawers lately, is to line the sides with pretty decorative paper.  

As I totally envision this desk in a little girls room and wanted to enhance the pink knobs, what better option than pretty pink and white paper!

See how it just makes the pink knobs pop?



Here is a close-up of the beautiful D. Lawless Hardware:



The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is open only to the entrants who have signed up through the group Facebook page.

If you are an active, furniture flippin’ blogger, and you’d like to participate in future contests, we’d love to have you.

Please contact us at [email protected] to find out how.

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You can see all of the entries for the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest as they come in by visiting the host for this month.





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Thursday 8th of December 2016

I love the lining on the sides of the drawers! It's a really nice unexpected touch that really makes the desk!

Brenda Young

Wednesday 7th of September 2016

I had this exact desk as a little girl, unfinished wish my mom did something like this for me, love the peek a boo drawers adds a little pizzazz to the glam knobs, nice job!


Saturday 3rd of September 2016

Those pink knobs are perfect. Adding paper to the pull outs is a really cute surprise for the user as well. Very well done.


Wednesday 31st of August 2016

Your furniture makeover looks great! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction

Sunday 28th of August 2016

So pretty Michelle! I love the pink knobs and the drawer detail! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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